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It's No Secret with Dr T. is a small business and marketing podcast hosted by Author, Business Mentor and Entrepreneurial Podiatrist, Tyson E. Franklin, who has established, relocated, purchased and sold well over 20 podiatry business. Each week Dr T and guests prove that there are no secrets to business success, the answers are all there, but sometimes you do need a little guidance. If you're looking for a podcast that will give you practical advice you can use in your own business immediat ...
 
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Dr Colin Dombroski has a PhD in Health & Rehabilitation Science and has spent the last 20 years loving every day as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. His research has helped him understand patients can receive positive results from many different types of orthotics; there is no one right way. He has treated everyone from Bad Ass Olympians to Octogen…
 
Prejudging patients cost your business a lot of money, and as the business owner, it's crucial to make sure your team is trained to not fall into this trap of prejudgment. In this episode, I tell the story of two patients I saw, one after the other, and how they responded positively and negatively to the treatment plan I presented to them. I was sh…
 
If you're receiving all your business education and inspiration from within the podiatry profession, you could be missing out on some great opportunities. This episode is all about looking outside the podiatry profession and learning from other professions, businesses and industries. Today, I am joined by Dr Jessie Green, the author of Retention - …
 
What does the lifetime value of a patient mean? Generally speaking, the lifetime value of a patient is the total amount of money that a patient spends with your podiatry business over the relationship life. It’s a future prediction and calculation of revenue based on return visits, services utilised and referrals obtain from that patient. If you wa…
 
Talysha Reeve is the founder of The Progressive Podiatry Project, an online platform that delivers a range of world-leading courses, events and membership subscriptions designed for podiatrists who want to ditch the status quo, excel in managing musculoskeletal pathologies and achieve career success. Talysha has had a unique career that is continui…
 
Last year I developed a real interest in learning how to smoke meat. Since then, I have noticed some of the tips I have learnt about smoking meat also apply to running a successful podiatry business. To see the detailed notes on the ten tips, please visit this episode on my website https://www.tysonfranklin.com/news/podiatry-legends/8373-141-ten-me…
 
Dr Ebonie Vincent is from Orange County, California and is one of the doctors on the reality TV series My Feet are Killing Me on the TLC network. She is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon with a strong, committed interest in education, wellness and life long learning. She aims to continue to be a dynamic representation of the podiatry field. In this episode, w…
 
What can podiatrists learn from the fast-food industry? It seems a lot. About 30 years ago, McDonald's employed a new strategy to consistently offer every customer an add-on to each burger item on their menu. There was no customer assessment or thought process as to would the customer say yes or no, or can they afford the add-on, or even if they wa…
 
Ektaa Vadgama is a second-year podiatry student in the United Kingdom. Over the past twelve or so months, she has developed a considerable following on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube by simply putting herself out there and not worrying what others may think. Ektaa is creating educational, entertaining, fun videos with some very well esta…
 
Do you have a Podiatry Business Coach or are you considering getting one in the not too distant future? If you are, I think there are some very important questions you need to ask them to make sure you're getting the most value out of your coaching investment. Below are the questions and the detailed answers can be found at https://www.tysonfrankli…
 
If you own a podiatry business and if you trade under a business name, you need to protect it with a trademark before someone else takes it. Please don't say I did not warn you. Protecting your business name is essential, which is why I wanted to have Donna Patane on the podcast. Donna is a lawyer and registered Trademarks Attorney and an expert in…
 
I'm often asked if knowing the numbers (KPI's) of your business is really that important. The answer is YES, absolutely. However, they're not important if you're not reviewing them regularly and using this information for business improvement and team coaching. Full episode notes are available from my website at https://www.tysonfranklin.com/ If yo…
 
Dr Richard Blake shares the inspirational story behind the Inverted Orthotic Technique and the obstacles he had to overcome to get his unique orthotic design ideas in front of the general podiatry population. At the time, The Root Theory was the accepted way of making an orthotic. Still, Dr Blake proved that you could invert an orthotic way past 3 …
 
When it comes to employing another podiatrist in your business, I think there are five common employment mistakes many employers make. If you can avoid these five mistakes, I think you will have a happier work environment and a more profitable business. I’m sure there are many more than five mistakes, but here are the top five employment mistakes I…
 
Chloe Wear is the owner of The Woodvale Podiatrist in Perth, Western Australia. She graduated from The University of Huddersfield (UK) in 2006 and emigrated to Australia in 2008, and today we're going to talk about using SWIFT to treat warts. We also discuss: Moving to Queensland, Australia, from the UK. Why she decided to live in Perth. Jumping on…
 
Phil Marshman is a podiatrist and hillbilly goat farmer who lives in Sarina's foothills in North Queensland, Australia. He is the owner of Pioneer Podiatry, Mackay, which has been kicking arse for several years, mainly because he has developed an exceptional podiatry team through developing an amazing mentoring/internship training process. In this …
 
Karey Fleming is the founder and force behind Health Walks Podiatry Clinic and Shoe Store in Nova Scotia, Canada. As well as owning the podiatry business, she is also a qualified Occupational Therapist and Pedorthist. Her business has been serving the northern region of Nova Scotia for almost two decades and has become the one-stop-shop for everyth…
 
Dr Nick Fuller is a globally recognised obesity expert from the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has degrees in exercise physiology, nutrition and dietetics, and a doctorate in obesity and weight management. He is the resident obesity expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and is the author of three best-selling books on the Inte…
 
Why does someone become a podiatry lecturer and academic? I've often pondered this question. My guest Dr Daniel Bonanno, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia, openly shares his podiatry journey and sheds some light on the academia world. I can honestly say I learnt a lot doing this podcast interview, and it was all positive…
 
Lindsey Ebbs is from Whitby, in the UK, and she openly admits she is a waffler. Still, she is not just any waffler, as described by her patients; she is an educated waffler. Through waffling, she has begun to etch out a new career path, in addition to her podiatry career, that she never thought possible a year ago. As Lindsey explains, COVID has ma…
 
Dr Don Pelto is a podiatrist in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, and he has developed a unique way of educating his patients with well thought out treatment presentations. He loves practice management, marketing and being a podiatrist. He has a video interview series called Podiatry Practice Mastery, where he interviews other professionals about thei…
 
In 2020, Zahava Robinson was pregnant, became a mother, was in labour during her final year podiatry exams and had three major exams two weeks after birth. When she did her final placement in St Vincent's Hospital, she still had to wake up every hour during the night to feed, yet she still managed to finish her degree, full-time. And on top of all …
 
Ben Lindsay is a multi-award winning biomedical engineer and co-inventor of the SOLUSHIN - The Faster Shin Splint Treatment medical device. It was developed to help athletes get back to running, pain-free, faster than ever before. Before pursuing a career in biomedical engineering, Ben was a national medalist in the 50m Butterfly and due to cross-t…
 
Dr Jim McDannald has practised podiatry in both the United States and Canada and gradually shifted careers from podiatry to online marketing over a number of years. This led to digital roles at Rio in 2016 with the Canadian Olympic Track & Field team and fitness technology company, Polar. After talking with a few colleagues frustrated by bad experi…
 
This episode is not about increasing fees; it's about understanding the value we put on feet. Jonathan Small is a UK podiatrist, and we discuss why the podiatry profession needs to start thinking differently about the value of feet. If we think differently, so to will our patients. Thinking differently is not about charging more, it's about valuing…
 
Simon Bartold has worked with elite athletes for more than three decades, been to four Olympic Games, lectured in 42 countries on footwear and clinical biomechanics, and worked extensively with Asics and Salomon, so it's not surprising that his membership group, Bartold Clinical is the go-to sports medicine educational platform for podiatrists and …
 
Mike Luker is a Gold Coast podiatrist who owns Ace Health Centre and MotionX Australian 3D Printing Laboratory, which is the first full-colour 3D printer in Australia. On this episode, you'll discover, as I did, 3D Printing can be used for more than just orthotics. We also discussed: Understanding how 3D Printing works. The benefits of 3D printing …
 
Colin Power owns Power Podiatry in Harvey Bay, Queensland and he is known as The Tai chi Foot Doctor. Colin has successfully incorporated this ancient martial art into his podiatry business and is producing amazing results with his patients. We've all seen groups of older or alternative looking people in the park early on a Saturday morning going t…
 
Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Experience and owner of the multi-million dollar USA baseball team, the Savannah Bananas. He is a sort after speaker who promotes the motto "if it's normal, do the exact opposite" and is the author of Find Your Yellow Tux and the host of one of my favourite podcasts Business Done Differently. On this episode …
 
What are you podiatry business plans for 2021? Have you given it much thought or is it going to be a repeat of 2020, and yes I know COVID has been a hurdle but did you know that some podiatry business had their best year? It didn't happen by accident, they had their best year because they adapted to the current situation and took action. Now before…
 
On this episode, I am joined by first-year graduates from Australia, the UK and Malta. If you currently employ new graduates or are considering employing new graduates, I would pay special attention and listen to what these nine young podiatrists have to say. You will be inspired and enlightened. A big thank you goes out to Jack Eastwood (UK), Kevi…
 
Have you ever considered or been offered the opportunity to buy into an existing podiatry business and becoming a partner? If you have, it’s a huge decision, and there are many things to consider. My guest, Dr Todd Brennan is a partner in Healthy Feet Podiatry in Tampa, Florida and his former business partner, Dr Leo Krawetz, who was also a guest o…
 
Have you ever considered moving to the USA and doing the DPM program? If you have, it's not for the faint-hearted as my guest will explain. Dr Rimi Statkus received his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Upon graduation, he moved to Hobart, Tasmania focusing on sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage. H…
 
Dr Sami Tabib is a podiatrist based in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He obtained his DPM degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and he always had a goal to take his podiatric skills to the UAE, which he did 18 years ago. Sami is also the clinical director for the fit feet program at the Special Olympics in th…
 
Nicola O'Brian is a UK based podiatrist who has suffered Lipoedema for most of her life and on this episode, she openly shares her painful story, which I feel we can all learn from. Nicola explains how to diagnose lipoedema, why it is often misdiagnosed and confused with lymphoedema and obesity, and the important role podiatrists can play in managi…
 
Drs Todd & Leslie Brennan are podiatrists in Florida, USA and they have written a children's book titled The Footprint Hunt. On this episode, we discuss the process they went through to write their first children's book, which I think will be one of many. We open the episode discussing how they met in Podiatry School, their romance and the progress…
 
Colin Power is based in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. After more than 30-years in the podiatry profession, he is still very curious, and he believes curiosity is far more important than passion. He has had an amazing career both in and out of podiatry, and all this experience has given him a unique approach to how he now treats his patients. I…
 
If you employ new graduates in your podiatry business and you're constantly frustrated by their apparent lack of biomechanical knowledge and clinical application, I think I can shed some light on the problem, and I'm going to play my guitar (poorly) to help explain my thinking. If you have any questions after listening to this episode, please send …
 
Dr Patrick McEneaney has grown his podiatry empire from three clinics to ten clinics in less than twelve months, and he has done it during COVID-19. Who Does That? One thing he has learnt is you cannot manage ten clinics yourself. Dr Patrick McEneaney is the owner of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists and was my guest on Ep 048: Rapid Busin…
 
This is part two of a conversation I had with a group of podiatry students from Australia, the UK and the USA. If you missed part one (Episode 106), make sure you go back and have a listen. On this episode, I asked one specific question. Where do you see the podiatry profession in the next five to ten years? If you're an employer, I think you'll be…
 
On this episode, I talk with a group of podiatry students from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The students studying podiatry right now are the future of our profession, so all of us need to understand how they think and how they view the profession they have chosen to become a part of. The full podcast recording is …
 
Nicola O'Brian is from ESSEX in the UK, and over the past 20-years she has specialised in Aesthetic treatments, initially coining the phrase “Cosmetic Podiatry”. To be perfectly honest, Nicola hated the idea of Cosmetic Podiatry, in fact, she would be totally offended if a patient even asked about cosmetic podiatry because she was a qualified healt…
 
Jay Henderson is the author of The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Superstars. His company Real Talent Hiring, is dedicated to helping employers take the guesswork out of people performance using the Real Talent System—the only objective metric system of its kind in the world. He has a passion for sports psychology and high-performance training, and he ta…
 
Dr Sanjay Sharma is from Bangalore, INDIA, and he is the founder and medical director of FootSecure, a chain of podiatric clinics in India, enabling access to quality foot and ankle care for the 1.2 billion population. The India Today Group awarded FootSecure the Best Podiatry Clinic Chain. On this episode, we discuss the complicated road to becomi…
 
Dr Cam Wareham has worked in the area of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for over 25 years, and he has worked across three countries, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. His career started in MSK and sports podiatry in Canberra, and even though he did enjoy it, he could not kick the bug and excitement of becoming a podiatric surgeon. He …
 
David Mullens is a Podiatric Surgeon and Californian health care attorney. On this episode, we cover some simple tactics every podiatrist should be using to protect themselves from insurance companies, and also how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners legally. All podiatrists, regardless of country, face similar legal issues, and it's essential t…
 
This is Episode 100, and I want to thank every guest who has openly shared their stories, wisdom and podiatry experiences, and also every person that has listened to an episode and contributed to the 50,000 plus downloads. On this podcast, I'm also sharing a slightly edited version of a recent webinar titled, Why Niching Is The Future of Podiatry P…
 
WARNING: This episode will motivate and inspire you. Dr Richard Chasen is the owner of The Lower Limb Clinic in Melbourne, Victoria and I'm not sure if his wisdom and guidance come from his teachings as a Rabbi or his 40 plus years in Karate. Richard is officially the first Black Belt Rabi on the podcast. On this episode, we discuss why podiatry is…
 
Michael Stephenson is a private practitioner based in Glasgow, Scotland. Before studying Podiatry, Michael was a qualified Ski Instructor and then worked in outdoor retail where he gained an interest in helping people find solutions for painful feet which led to him studying Podiatry. He is also the brains behind the Facebook Page Tomorrow's Podiat…
 
Dr TJ Ahn is a first-generation Korean who immigrated to America alone when he was only 19 without any connections or ability to speak English. He called Tennessee home initially where he studied Computer Science and Business, before eventually moving to Chicago to study podiatry, which is where he still lives and practices podiatry. In addition to…
 
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